Real Madrid Remove Cross From Badge For UAE

Spanish Giants Real Madrid have removed the cross that sits on top of the crown on their badge to avoid upsetting the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Real Madrid agreed a three year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) back in September in a deal that will see the revamped Real Madrid badge on credit cards which will also double up as membership cards.


It’s thought the removal of the Christian cross is to win over fans in the largely Muslim region. Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said ‘This agreement enables Real Madrid to win the hearts of Emirati citizens and bring us closer to them.’

‘This club belongs to all fans and members and it is part of our vocation to carry on being the best.’

The cross will remain on the Real Madrid brand throughout Europe.

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